Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Spiegel Community Center
35 Lincoln Ave
Pittsford, NY 14534

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Sarah Driscoll 
RESOLVE of Greater Rochester, Inc 

Workshop Abstract

For decades, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), often referred to as Domestic Violence, has been considered the purview of criminal justice; however, since the late 1990s the CDC and World Health Organization have categorized IPV as a public health crisis with significant correlates to mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and trauma. The purpose of the IPV Workshop for mental/behavioral health professionals is to promote greater awareness and understanding of IPV, as well as its prevalence and intersectionality with behavioral and mental health; and to empower providers to assess for and respond to IPV when it presents.

Mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse counselors are truly the front-line for many IPV victims and perpetrators. Following the workshop, participants will be able to identify indications of IPV, engage with clients in an informed, compassionate and trauma-informed way, assist with safety planning and, as needed, provide informed referrals. 

7.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours/Continuing Professional Education Hours 

Who should attend?

Social Workers * Mental Health Counselors * Substance Abuse Counselors * Art Therapists * Marriage & Family Therapists * Psychologists * Psychiatrists * Clergy *  Psychiatric Nurses * 
Nurse Practitioners * Nurses *  Community Health Advocates * Victim’s Advocates * Probation Personnel * Parole/Re-Entry Program Staff


                         Individual Participant                                                     $159 or $129 early bird
                         Group Rate (3 or more registered at the same time)    $129 or $ 99 early bird
                         Student Rate (must provide valid ID at registration)     $ 59 (no early bird rate)


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  • Individual, group (3 or more from same organization), and student rates available.
  • Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, continuous beverage service, sandwich bar and side salads, afternoon snack, and one drink ticket for networking reception with light hors d'oeuvres.
  • Cancellation Policy: NO refunds will be issued; registration is fully transferable. Participant can defer registration to a future training date (workshop offered quarterly) or authorize transfer to another person.

Learning objectives  

  • Participants will learn about the prevalence, impact and dynamics of IPV victimization and perpetration.
  • Participants will learn about common mental/behavioral, substance abuse and trauma correlates that are consistent with current or previous IPV exposure.        
  • Participants will learn how to apply trauma-informed methods when responding to patients affected by IPV; including how to avoid vicarious trauma and the importance of provider self-care
  • Participants will learn how to manage confidentiality, how to document IPV related issues, and how provider collaboration can lead to improved client outcomes.
  • Participants will receive guidelines and information about safety planning, local IPV resources, legal remedies, and other supports available for IPV victims.

Workshop Schedule

 8:30 am    Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am     Welcome & Opening
                          Exercise: Empathy

9:30 am     IPV as Trauma

10:00 am   Intersectionality of IPV & Mental/Behavioral Health
                         Overview & Implications of ACE Study

10:45        Break

11:00 am   Assessing for and Responding to IPV
                         Exercise: Safety Planning

12:15pm    Lunch
                         Orders of Protection
                         Civil/Family Court Options

1:15 pm     IPV & Substance Abuse: Implications for Victims & Perpetrators

2:00 pm     Case Example: Group Exercise

2:45 pm     Provider Panel: Implications of IPV in Counseling Practice
                         Panelists:  Kate Dulavey, LCSW, Amy Loblaw, LCAT,
                                           Peter Navratil, LCSW-R, CASAC and Jack Brennick, LMHC, CASAC

3:30 pm     Break

3:45 pm     Vicarious Trauma & Self Care

5:00pm      Workshop ends